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Aug. 17, 2022

In the Media: MSN, Fortune Cite Roberto Pedace’s Research in Discussion of Hollywood Pay Gap

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Jul. 27, 2022

Katie Eu ’23 Examines Wellness TikTok through an Economic Lens

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Apr. 28, 2022

Spotlight on Seniors: Maria Heeter ’22 Blends Economics and Journalism

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Department of Economics


August 17, 2022

In the Media: MSN, Fortune Cite Roberto Pedace’s Research in Discussion of Hollywood Pay Gap

The analysis found that “on average, top female actors were earning just 38 percent of the salaries being earned by top male actors.”

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July 27, 2022

Katie Eu ’23 Examines Wellness TikTok through an Economic Lens

Katie Eu ’23 is moving the “that girl” discussion into an entirely new realm: the field of behavioral economics.

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April 28, 2022

Spotlight on Seniors: Maria Heeter ’22 Blends Economics and Journalism

This spring, with her degree in economics under her belt, Heeter will join The Information, an online news outlet focused on technology and media.

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February 3, 2022

In the Media: The Conversation Highlights Roberto Pedace’s Research on the Economics of Marijuana Legalization

The Conversation featured a study co-authored by Robert Pedace, professor of economics, on marijuana legalization’s potential effect on banking activity.

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June 3, 2021

In the Media: Nicholas Kacher Discusses Rising Summer Gasoline Prices on KVCR

Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Kacher discusses California’s rising summer gasoline prices on KVCR, an NPR affiliate radio station.

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January 29, 2021

In the Media: MSN Entertainment Cites Roberto Pedace’s Analysis of Celebrity Salaries

MSN Entertainment cited Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace’s analysis of Hollywood salaries in an article on celebrities who’ve negotiated for better pay.

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June 17, 2020

In the Media: Sean Flynn’s Research on Healthcare Costs Highlighted in Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal op-ed on healthcare costs featured Department of Economics Chair and Associate Professor of Economics Sean Flynn’s research on Singapore’s healthcare model and its applicability to United States.

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June 5, 2020

In the Media: Sean Flynn Discusses Steps to Lower Healthcare Costs on Academic Minute Podcast

Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics Sean Flynn discussed two changes that would lower American healthcare costs “while delivering universal access, coverage for preexisting conditions, and an ironclad safety net” on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed.

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June 3, 2020

In the Media: Nicholas Kacher Explores the Ramifications of Rising Home Prices on Academic Minute Podcast

Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Kacher discussed the effects of rising home prices on regional businesses on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. “We find that higher regional home prices boost the creation of entirely new businesses, especially in areas with high homeownership rates, since homeowners’ access to credit increases as the value of their homes rise,” he said.

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February 20, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Nicholas Kacher, Assistant Professor of Economics

Last fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Nicholas Kacher to discuss entrepreneurship, local economies, and open spaces.

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